Chancay. <em>Headcloth, Fragment</em>, 1000–1532. Cotton, 29 1/2 × 60 in. (74.9 × 152.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Collection Fund, 29.1312.10. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , CUR.29.1312.10.jpg)

Headcloth, Fragment


Medium: Cotton

Geograhical Locations:


Dimensions: 29 1/2 × 60 in. (74.9 × 152.4 cm)


Accession Number: 29.1312.10

Image: CUR.29.1312.10.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Gauze weave headcloth of beige-colored cotton with geometrical and figural (feline heads and birds) designs. One side with the zigzag patterns is wider than the other. Comprised of 3-4 panels. Condition: one hole at side. Size: adult or undetermined. Probable wearer: female or undetermined. Vertical cotton warp. Cotton weft. Cotton embroidery. Knotting (NK). Woven square mesh, embroidered (AR). 4 loom panels -twice as many as normal.

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